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Applicat-Prazan is a leading international gallery of modern art located in Paris.

Their line is as follows:

  • Hyper-specialization which has led the gallery to concentrate uniquely on European Post-war and on the most significant Artists of this period who worked in Paris: JeanDubuffet, Jean Fautrier, Hans Hartung, Jean Hélion, Asger Jorn, Wifredo Lam, Alberto Magnelli, André Masson, Georges Mathieu, Serge Poliakoff, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Pierre Soulages, Nicolas de Staël, Maria Elena Vieira da Silva, Wols,Zao Wou-Ki, …
  • Hyper-selectivity – confining the gallery’s choice of paintings to those we judge to be of the best quality,
  • A policy specifically adapted to the private collector who by definition takes a long term view of things, smoothing out the effects of speculation.

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Maurice ESTEVE (1904 - 2001), Couple à l'ovale, 1930, Oil on canvas, Signed and dated lower left, 81 x 116 cm

Maurice ESTEVE
(1904 – 2001)

Couple à l’ovale

Signed and dated lower left
81 x 116 cm

Collection of Marcel Debardieux, Paris
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sorlier, Paris
Their heirs by succession
Galerie de L’Institut, Paris



  • Paris, Galerie Yvangot (Estève’s first solo exhibition), 25 paintings, Nov. 20 – Dec. 5, 1930
  • Paris, Porte de Versailles, Salon des Surindépendants, Oct. 21 – Nov. 18, 1932
  • Basel, Kunsthalle, June 10 – July 16, 1961; Düsseldorf, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Kunsthalle, July 26 – Aug. 27, 1961; Copenhagen, Statens Museum for Kunst, Sep. 15 – Oct. 15, 1961; Oslo, Kunstnernes Hus, Nov. 11 – Dec. 3, 1961; Estève (works 1919-1960)
  • Ancy-le-Franc, Château d’Ancy-le-Franc, Estève, Works 1919-1978, June 9 – Sep. 6, 1979, repr.
  • Paris, Salon de Mars, March 3-8, 1993



  • Gualtieri di san Lazarro, XXth century, Homage to Estève, International Society of 20th Century Art Edition, Paris 1975, repr. p. 23
  • Robert Maillard and Monique Prudhomme-Estève, Estève, Catalogue raisonné of the painted work, Ides and Calendes, Neuchâtel 1995, n° 81, rep. p. 172


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